Last night the following situation occurred. A player on my team was on offense was handling against a zone defense. He felt that he was getting bumped by one of the members of the cup, so the next time he swung the disc, he "stood his ground."
One of the players from the cup ended up bumping into the handler. The handler pushed back (with his body, not arms) and didn't allow the player from the cup to push through. So, there was some body contact and the player from the cup called "foul". "Contest" was called and the the play resumed without any further incident.
If everyone was following the rules, I believe the correct call would have been for the handler to call foul when the player from the cup bumped into him.
(I made sure my player knew that pushing back until the player from the cup calls foul is *not* the right way to resolve the situation.)
But, I wanted some clarification on what would happen? Handler calls Foul, Player from the cup says Contest or No Contest. The disc is already at another handler, so the foul doesn't affect play at all. So, the play comes back in at what count? It seems pointless to even call this foul since it didn't affect the play...
What is the correct course of action?
Standing your ground?